The Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute
Countries are facing challenges due to the horizontal nature of the drug issue that goes far beyond law-enforcement and prohibition. Some innovative reforms are already being implemented since the UNGASS 2016. What should the new direction be for the future UN governance of international drug policy? How can different actors contribute to a global process that truly advances laws, policies and international cooperation and finally ensures that drug policies help instead of harming the health and welfare of mankind? How can countries develop a coordinated response, in compliance with international drug control rules, when their ministries of health tend to treat users, while their ministries of interior and justice tend to criminalisze them? How can UN have a meaningful and impactful role in addressing drug policy issues? And what should the role of civil society and user networks be in the international debate on drug policies?
The course is aimed at policy-makers involved in public health, drug policy, and human rights negotiations including:
The course will proceed under the Chatham House Rule.
Speakers from international organisations and representatives from different sectors will contribute their expertise throughout the course.